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 William John Brown

William John Brown

Birth
Mason County, Kentucky, USA
Death 18 Mar 1857 (aged 51)
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Plot Sec: 5, Lot: 55
Memorial ID 7183888 · View Source
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US Congressman. Born in Washington, Kentucky, he moved with his parents to Ohio in 1808, then relocated to Indiana, in 1821. There he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1826 and commenced the practice law in Rushville, Indiana. He was a prosecuting attorney (1831-35), Secretary of State of Indiana (1836-40) and a member of the Indiana State House of Representatives, (1829-32, 1841-43). In 1843, he was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress, serving till 1845, when appointed Second Assistant Postmaster General by President Polk, serving (1845-49). He was again elected to the Thirty-first Congress, serving (1849-51). An unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he was chief editor of the Indianapolis Sentinel (1850-55), plus as special agent of the Post Office Department for Indiana and Illinois, from 1853 until his death near Indianapolis, Indiana.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 14 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7183888
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William John Brown (15 Aug 1805–18 Mar 1857), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7183888, citing Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .